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  • EMS impersonator to 911 delays ambulance response

  • BERLIN TWP. - An unknown male impersonating an ambulance crew member caused significant delay in getting help to an elderly woman, May 4th, said State Police at Honesdale.
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  • BERLIN TWP. -  An unknown male impersonating an ambulance crew member caused significant delay in getting help to an elderly woman, May 4th, said State Police at Honesdale.
       The mystery person made a radio transmission to the Wayne County Communications Center, 43 Volunteer Drive in Berlin Township, purporting to be part of the Waymart Volunteer Ambulance Corps dispatched to the call.
        The incident occurred at 1:45 a.m., Sunday, May 4th.
        Waymart Ambulance had been summoned by the County to a residence in Dyberry Township, Wayne County for a 78 year old woman with lower back pain. An unknown make completed a radio transmission to the 911 center personnel, saying he was on the ambulance crew and advised Waymart Ambulance would be responding to the call.
       State Police said that this unknown male is not affiliated with Waymart Ambulance and his identity is not known at this time. "This incident led to a significant delay in patuent care to the 78 year old female victim...," Cpl. Derek D. Felsman said.
        PA State Police is investigating the incident. Anyone with information that will assist in identifying the suspect is asked to contact Cpl. Felsman at State Police, Honesdale, at 570-253-7126.

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